Garden fairies here! We are garden fairies and we are pleased to share that our big January surprise project worked! No, our big January surprise project was not to make these snowdrops bloom, though they are lovely and if you look closely at the picture you'll see there are four nice sized bunches of them drifting through the flower bed. Drifting! Now there's a word we don't think some AI whatever could write about flowers. Our big January surprise project is actually these crocuses … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies: Our Big January Surprise
Once upon a summer, there was a place called May Dreams Gardens where garden fairies lived with a gardener named Carol. Every spring, Carol came out to the garden after the last frost and sowed rows and rows of green beans. Some years, she put plastic forks up and down the rows of green beans to keep the rabbits from eating the seedlings. Then one year, Carol got lazy and just sowed the beans without the forks. When two mischievous garden fairies, Seedy and Soddy, saw what Carol … [Read more...] about A Green Bean Story, with Garden Fairies
Garden fairies here! We are garden faires and we have discovered a new flower in the containers on the patio. It's a flower we haven't seen around here in, like, never. Immediately, though we are busy and bedeviled with all kinds of garden tasks to do this summer, we went to work to figure out what it was. We sent Seedy and Soddy to the containers to take a closer look. Then we sent Honoria and Hortensis to Carol's library to start looking at books to find pictures. Meanwhile, the rest … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Discover a New-to-Them Flower
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are going to answer the question being asked by gardeners everywhere. "What happens to poinsettias left in the stores over Christmas?" Well, we garden fairies have the answer. We've known forever but have just been given permission from the North Pole headquarters to share this information with those who wonder and ask. What happens is that on Christmas Day, when all the stores are closed, Santa's elves sneak in and gather up all the … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Reveal Christmas Secrets
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we have been debating whether or not Carol has lost her mind. We are divided on this and decided we would post here so people could weigh in. Some of us, and we won't say which some of us as we do not want to unduly influence anyone's opinions, think Carol has lost her mind because she brought home a new clover called Trifolium repens 'Coco Mint'. (See picture.) Oh yes, it is that Trifolium repens, which is more commonly known as Dutch white … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Debate: Has Carol Lost Her Mind?
Violet Greenpea Maydreams was the first to see the shadow of the reindeer on the back fence by the vegetable garden. Quivering with excitement, she rubbed her eyes and blinked a few times to make sure she was really seeing what she was seeing. It stayed on the fence. She really was seeing the shadow of a reindeer. Quickly she turned and ran to wake up Granny Gus McGarden to tell her the good news. In her haste to get to Granny, who ruled over the vegetable garden, she knocked over … [Read more...] about Shadow of a Reindeer